MADISON MOUNTED HORSE PATROL
The Madison Police Department Mounted Unit currently has two full-time officers and four part-time officers. The unit regularly works in the downtown area, to help manage bar crowds and other issues. Mounted officers also work special events, assist in search and rescue efforts, and make community/public appearances.
The unit was re-established in 2007 after a 15 year absence due to staffing and budget costs. In 2008, the non-profit, "Friends of Madison Mounted Horse Patrol" was developed to help ensure the unit's existence into the future. They conduct fundraising efforts to assist in paying for the unit's horse care and equipment needs.
OUR MISSION AND VISION FOR THE FRIENDS OF MADISON MOUNTED HORSE PATROL
Friends of Madison Mounted Horse Patrol is a volunteer, non-profit fundraising and advocacy organization that promotes and supports the City of Madison Mounted Police. We provide funds that supplement the budget provided by the City of Madison to assure the continuance of the Mounted Patrol Unit.
To be recognized as an important organization that contributes to the safety and well-being of the community. The Friends of Madison Mounted Horse Patrol will be equipped to support the needs of the Mounted Patrol Unit through any economic condition, in perpetuity.
New Rider Joins the Unit
Sergeant Shawn Engel recently completed his Mounted Patrol training...Continue Reading
Cooper’s Sponsor Visit
On June 21 the Sheehan's- John (middle)...Continue Reading
Linda Parelli Masterclass
June 1-3rd brought a great opportunity to the unit. Officer’s
Sarah Mulry and Casey Wahl...Continue Reading
There are many great ways to get involved with the Friends of Madison Mounted Horse Patrol. Click on the button below to find out more or to make a cash donation.
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The Madison Mounted Police Team was informally started in 1986 when six Madison Police Officers asked the Chief if they could ride their personal horses while in uniform in the November Annual Holiday Parade. The uniformed team was such a big hit ...